Knutsen-owned vessel reportedly first diesel-electric-propelled shuttle tanker to be built and delivered Aunique diesel-electric-propelled shuttle tanker, being built for Norwegian ship owner Knutsen, was recently floated out at Astilleros Espanoles' Puerto Real yard.
The maritime industry now views the future with greater confidence than it has done for many years. The shipping and shipbuilding sectors are now making a slow but steady recovery. For the first time in many years, the number of orders for the construction of new vessels has risen,
In his year-end statement, Edwin M. Hood, president and board chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America, a national trade association representing the nation's major commercial shipyards and suppliers of marine equipment and materials, stated, in part: "U.
The Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC Corporation, Portland, Ore., launched the second in a series of the world's largest roll-on / roll-off (ro / ro) barges on September 9. John E. Carroll, FMC Division president, said: "The triple-deck
The Maritime Administration has commissioned a study to determine whether wind-powered ships could compete effectively with conventionally powered merchant ships, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel B. Nemirow announced recently. MarAd, an agency of the U.
The Danish firm of Lanng & Stelman, a member of the Sabroe Group, has announced the recent introduction of an automatic remote control and monitoring system for cargo holds, containers, machinery and cold storage areas aboard ship. The system
Dravo Mechling Corporation, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, has announced the appointment of Frank McCormick as manager of Dravo Mechling's Tiger Fleet facility in Baton Rouge, La. In his new position, Mr. McCormick will be responsible
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has announced the award of a $28,542,000 contract to Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., to construct three breakbulk cargo ships for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc. of New York, N.Y. The Maritime Administration (MarAd), an agency of the U.
F.X. McNerney, Director of the Maritime Administration's Central Region, announced that George T. Bornkessel has been named Region Port Development Officer in the Office of Port and Intermodal Development in New Orleans, La. In his new assignment, Mr.
E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail